Meeker High School FCCLA attends leadership training

Meeker High School brought 26 students to the 2018 CTSO Leadership Kickoff in Rifle, Colo. COURTESY PHOTO

MEEKER | Sept. 25 was an amazing day of leadership development networking Meeker High School FCCLA members who attended the 2018 CTSO Leadership Kickoff. Taking place in Rifle, members had opportunities to interact with fellow student leaders from around the state and develop professional skills they will need for their roles in their schools and future careers. Meeker High School brought 26 students to this conference and experienced all the conference activities. From state officers guiding members through an empowered-themed conference, to the dynamics state officers who came to share their leadership tips and hints, students were able to gain a lot from this conference.
Students from Meeker participated in activities to guide them in realizing stereotypes and focus on diversity. Students focused on diversity through life experiences, building trust and working towards the ability to break the barriers that limit membership and participation. The Cowboys were joined by schools from Aspen, Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade. Students brainstormed ideas around community service, career connections and leadership skills for the future.
Colorado Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national career and technical student organization focusing on career preparation and leadership development for students enrolled in middle school, high school and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) programs. Colorado CTE ensures a thriving Colorado economy by providing relevant and rigorous education that is connected, responsive and real. Colorado CTE programs enroll 104,000 high school, 24,500 middle school, and 34,000 postsecondary students annually in six program areas focusing on agriculture and natural resources, business administration and marketing, family and consumer sciences (hospitality and tourism, education and training, visual arts and design, and human services), health sciences, skilled trades, and STEM.

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